Articles | Volume 17, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 17, 6207–6218, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 6207–6218, 2020

Research article 09 Dec 2020

Research article | 09 Dec 2020

Seasonality, drivers, and isotopic composition of soil CO2 fluxes from tropical forests of the Congo Basin

Simon Baumgartner et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Aug 2020) by Aninda Mazumdar
AR by Simon Baumgartner on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Oct 2020) by Aninda Mazumdar
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish as is (30 Oct 2020) by Aninda Mazumdar
Short summary
Soil respiration is an important carbon flux and key process determining the net ecosystem production of terrestrial ecosystems. The Congo Basin lacks studies quantifying carbon fluxes. We measured soil CO2 fluxes from different forest types in the Congo Basin and were able to show that, even though soil CO2 fluxes are similarly high in lowland and montane forests, the drivers were different: soil moisture in montane forests and C availability in the lowland forests.
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